Auburn University to host Tactical Athlete Human Factors Summit Sept. 26 and 27

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Auburn University will host at the second annual Tactical Athlete Human Factors Summit Wednesday, Sept. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Auburn campus.

Members from academia, industry and government from across the country will attend the two-day summit hosted by the Warrior Research Center, part of the Auburn University College of Education in the School of Kinesiology.

The theme, “Better…Faster…Stronger – Improving Tactical Athlete Performance,” is aimed at providing the latest information on human performance research, technology and innovation for U.S. Armed Forces and tactical athletes.

“Many researchers around the country are working on projects that aid our military in better training our soldiers and equipping our troops, but we bring them all together to share knowledge and foster collaborations,” said JoEllen Sefton, director of the Warrior Research Center. “We are excited to host this unique conference again here in Auburn for the second year.”

The summit will consist of speakers, posters and panel discussions about research in the field, and new projects related to soldier training, nutrition, developing scientific training plans, firefighter health and training.

Researchers and non-researchers, including athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, military personnel, police and fire divisions, and equipment manufacturers, as well as students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. The summit will also be offering NSCA CEUs.

Registration is available online and includes breakfast, lunch, snack breaks and a networking reception the evening of Sept. 26.

For more information about the summit including hotel accommodations, registration fees, the conference agenda and directions, go to:

The Warrior Research Center’s mission is to assist the United States Armed Forces to maximize readiness through improved Warrior health and wellness, improved physical and technical performance, and innovative vehicles and equipment in order to fight and win in a complex world. It serves as a center of collaboration between researchers, the Military, and tactical athletes to further the development and implementation of new knowledge in human factors.

The center works to improve performance, resiliency, and health and wellness while providing leadership through research, education, training and implementation of new knowledge in order to better serve warriors, veterans, tactical athletes, families and the community.

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.